To whom should I report this?

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  1. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    I've been having screen flickering problems for several months now, but didn't have the chance to report it. Now I have the time, but I don't know who should receive the report: Mesa, Xorg, or AMD? I don't know if the problem is on the Firmware, the free drivers, or Xorg.

    GPU: Sapphire Radeon Dual-X R9 270X OC Edition
    Monitor: Samsung SyncMaster 796MB 17" Flat

    The problem occurs on these resolutions:

    1600x1200 65 Hz- Doesn't Occur
    1280x1024 75 Hz - Frequent
    1152x865 75 Hz - Sometimes

    1024x768 - Doesn't happen
    800x600 - Doesn't happen
    640x480 - Doesn't happen

    Using Catalyst instead of Radeon solves the problem, but I decided not to use Catalyst anymore. No closed-source modules on my Kernel.

    I can't use other resolutions than 1280x1024, the one that flickers. 1600x1200 has a refresh rate of 65 Hz and this causes my eyes to hurt and it gives me headackes. 1152x864 and lower res are too "big" and I can't work (with Blender) or game on them.
     
  2. summerheat

    summerheat Registered Member

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    Have you looked here? See also the hint right at the top of that page:
    Don't know if that's relevant for you.
     
  3. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    Indeed it is. They must have changed that recently. I don't know what "recent" means, but I'll test this anyways and will report back in a few minutes.
     
  4. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    Just tested. SDDM is not happy about 'amdgpu', neither is grsec. I edited all the below files so that 'amdgpu' was listed instead of 'radeon'. Didn't work. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.

    /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-radeon.conf
    /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-monitor.conf
    /etc/mkinitcpio.conf

    EDIT: Only Volcanic Islands should use amdgpu.
    https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Talk:ATI
     
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  5. summerheat

    summerheat Registered Member

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    My guess is that 'radeon' should still be used in those files, not 'amdgpu'.
     
  6. amarildojr

    amarildojr Registered Member

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    Yes, but nevertheless my card (which is a S. Island) isn't supported by amdgpu.

    So the main question remains: to whom should I report my problems?
     
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